Kantor Plant Parasitic Nematodes Lab

The goal of the Plant-Parasitic Nematodes Lab is to apply an integrated approach to the identification and classification of plant-parasitic nematodes of importance to Pennsylvania crops.

The main goal of the lab is to provide nematode identification of plant-parasitic nematodes (PPNs) from soil samples as well as plant parts (roots, stems, leaves). We are using integrated methods for identifying PPNs, which combine morphological and molecular techniques. We are also focusing on development of rapid assays that could be used for identification of plant-parasitic nematodes.